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Blog | The climate is right for fixed income sustainability

Bond markets are three times larger than equity markets, so it’s surprising that while sustainable equity investment strategies have caught the imagination of investors across the globe, they have so far less successfully ignited fixed income investing.

This may be about to change. According to the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, climate mitigation costs for governments are estimated to reach almost $1 trillion a year for the next 30 years. This should surely be concerning for investors because climate change—and the efforts required to mitigate its impact—carry numerous risks that have not historically been incorporated into investment grade government debt investment decisions.

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    Blog | Rock bottom interest rates boost real estate

    White papersThu, 10 Oct 2019

    Since the start of 2018, we have noticed remarkable outperformance of real estate equities. In the last 18 months, the FTSE EPRA Nareit Developed Index has outperformed the aggregate equity index, the FTSE Developed Index, by around 15% 

  • Investing in Listed Real Estate

    Investing in Listed Real Estate

    White papersThu, 10 Oct 2019

    Real estate is a popular asset class. One of the ways to get exposure to it is via listed real estate companies. In this report FTSE Russell looks at practical considerations of investing in listed real estate:

  •  Equity and Fixed Income Country Classification 2019: The headlines

    Equity and Fixed Income Country Classification 2019: The headlines

    White papersTue, 1 Oct 2019

    We have just announced the results of the annual Country Classification Review for countries monitored by its global equity and fixed income indexes. Our approach to country classification is informed by feedback from a broad set of market participants and provides investors with a framework for evaluating and investing across asset classes in global equities and fixed income markets.

  • Falling too far? What sets fallen angels apart

    Blog | Falling too far? What sets fallen angels apart

    White papersFri, 27 Sep 2019

    When US investment grade bonds are downgraded and cross the ratings threshold into high yield territory, they join the sector known as “fallen angels.” And while they’re technically categorized as high yield (HY) bonds, it’s important to note that fallen angels were initially issued as investment grade (IG) credits. This is why they tend to have distinct characteristics that set them apart from the rest of the US HY bond market.

  • Blog: Measuring the benefits of including small caps & REITs in Mexican equity portfolios

    Blog | Measuring the benefits of including small caps & REITs in Mexican equity portfolios

    White papersThu, 26 Sep 2019

    The addition of small-caps and real estate investments trusts, or REITs, to Mexican equity portfolios can help improve diversification for investors.

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